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>> Republicans in Washington are leaving town for spring break but they are in no mood to party. I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington, with the public now focused on air strikes in Syria, republicans are eager to get out of town after weeks of frustration. They've scored an important win by placing a conservative on the Supreme Court.
>> Confirmed.>> But otherwise, on healthcare, tax reform, infrastructure, all the big league items on President Trump's agenda, they've got little to show. There's been no shortage of acrimony, and finger pointing on Capital Hill, now lawmakers bracing to get an earful from voters back home.>> Like I said, we have more work to do.
>> Republicans making little progress as they try to resurrect their Obamacare replacement plan after it fell apart in the House of Representatives. The White House pressing for a vote this week, but House Speaker Paul Ryan says he doesn't have enough support, still struggling to unite the moderate and conservative wings of his party.
There's still no consensus on another tax priority, tax reform. Divisions widening over a proposed border tax that would supposedly boost exports and make it easier to cut taxes elsewhere. It's a favorite idea of Ryan's but conservative activists groups by the billionaire Koch brothers ramping up a pressure campaign against the idea.
. President.>> In the Senate, the confirmation of conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch came only after a scorched earth battle with Democrats.>> That will spell trouble.>> Scars from the fight likely to linger, as Republican leader Mitch McConnell had to resort to the so-called nuclear option to get Gorsuch through.
In the process, throwing out time honored Senate rules designed to force compromise.>> I think it's time to move past that. What I'd like to see after the recess is us getting back to some semblance of normalcy.>> Now Republicans aren't going home completely empty handed. They've rolled back nearly a dozen regulations that were enacted under President Barack Obama.
Mining companies now face fewer pollution restrictions while Internet companies will have an easier time selling more of their customer's data. But this small ball stuff, it's not the ambitious conservative agenda that Republications campaigned on last year. Now they've got Syria to worry about and when they come back to town, federal funding is due to run out at the end of the month, raising the possibility of a government shutdown.
>> The Senate stands adjourned.>> No wonder Republican lawmakers are so eager to get out of town.